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Aim is to restore historical glory of city, improve quality of living with better urban services: LG

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Visits Jhelum Riverfront, enquires about works; directs for establishing a visiting room, library & reading room for students

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited Jhelum Rajbagh Riverfront today and spent a few memorable moments with the people, an official press release informed.

It said at the Riverfront, the LG enquired about the works and directed the CEO, Srinagar Smart City, to establish a visiting room and other facilities like Library and reading room for the students.

 “The Jhelum Riverfront captures the grandeur of the city, the river, joy and enthusiasm of the people, and the walk along the river is rejuvenating and an experience not to be missed,” the LG said.

He praised the vibrant ambience and commendable work done by Srinagar Smart City Limited. “In the coming days, the Jhelum Riverfront will attract more visitors and provide a high quality of life for citizens. Other development works are also tapping the vast potential and vitality of Srinagar city,” he observed.

The LG also told the officials that the collective effort should be to make the city come alive and improve infrastructure for people.

“Our prime objective is to restore the historical glory of the city, create infrastructure that improves quality of living for all the citizens and to provide better and improved urban services,” the LG said.

Athar Amir Khan, Commissioner SMC and CEO Srinagar Smart City briefed the LG on the works for the development of the Jhelum Riverfront.

Pertinently, Jhelum Rajbagh Riverfront stretch, under Srinagar Smart City, has been transformed into a world-class public space with facilities like walkways, cycling, green space, free wifi, universal access and numerous activities. Hashtag art along with other artifacts have also been installed on the Riverfront.

Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and other senior officers accompanied the LG.

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